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Mary Edna Fraser

textile artist

Mary Edna Fraser is an internationally recognized batik artist and printmaker. Her large scale work and monotypes were featured at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in 1994-1995 in "Aerial Inspirations: Silk Batiks by Mary Edna Fraser." Installations and lectures at Duke University Museum of Art, Emory University, and University of Oklahoma displayed her art of earth's geologic features as well as those in outer space. She has demonstrated the ancient art form at the Textile Museum in DC, the World Batik Conference 2005 in Boston, Fiber Forums in Australia, and most recently for NASA at the Folklife Festival in DC. Widely published, her work is featured in *BATIK for Artists* and *Quilters* by Eloise Piper and *A Celebration of the Worlds Barrier Islands* by Orrin Pilkey, Columbia University Press. She collaborated with Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth on *What The Water Gives Me*.